Advertisement
Thursday, Dec 02, 2021
Outlook.com
Outlook.com

PCB To Review Pakistan Cricket Coach Misbah-ul-Haq's Performance Only After World T20 In India

The PCB has been making rapid changes and recent examples have been Misbah-ul-Haq relinquishing his chief selector's post and Azhar Ali being stripped of the Test captaincy

PCB To Review Pakistan Cricket Coach Misbah-ul-Haq's Performance Only After World T20 In India
Misbah-ul-Haq | File Photo
PCB To Review Pakistan Cricket Coach Misbah-ul-Haq's Performance Only After World T20 In India
outlookindia.com
2020-11-13T10:27:53+05:30

The Pakistan Cricket Board has decided to review Misbah-ul-Haq's performance only after the completion of next year's World T20 Cup, giving him a full one-year to prove his credentials as a head coach. (More Cricket News)

"The board has taken a policy decision that it would now sit down and review whether to retain Misbah or bring in a new coach only after the World T20 Cup in India," a well-informed source aware of the developments told PTI.

He said that after Misbah decided to relinquish his role as chief selector, the board now wanted to see how he copes with his responsibility as head coach.

"The feeling was that Misbah was finding it difficult to handle both jobs and now with him having to only worry about the head coach responsibility he might deliver the goods," the source said.

He said similarly Babar Azam, who was also appointed Test captain this week, is likely to be given a long run by the board.

"Look unless Pakistan starts losing badly in all formats before the World T20 in India, there will be no changes in the captaincy or head coach positions."

The source said that the board feels Babar is mentally strong enough to handle the pressures of captaining Pakistan across all three formats.

"Even the Patron in Chief, Prime Minister, Imran Khan is happy with Babar's appointment as Test captain in place of Azhar Ali," the source added.

He said that Babar will most probably have a long run as captain in all three formats as he is only 26 and has a lot of cricket ahead of him.

"Again unless he loses form drastically for a long time, there is no other way Babar will lose the captaincy and he will be leading Pakistan in the World T20 in India."

The PCB has been making rapid changes on basis of one or two bad results and two recent examples have been Misbah relinquishing his chief selector's post and Azhar being stripped of the Test captaincy just one year after their appointments.

The source said that PCB chairman Ehsan Mani, who is very close to Imran Khan, is keen to see a rebuilt Pakistan squad ready before the next World Cup in India which is why there is so much stress now on giving exposure to young players and resting seniors.

The selectors axed seniors cricketers Asad Shafiq, Shoaib Malik and Muhammad Aamir for the tour of New Zealand opting to pick more younger players.

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

UN Seeks Release Of Kashmiri Activist Khurram Parvez, Amendment In UAPA

UN Seeks Release Of Kashmiri Activist Khurram Parvez, Amendment In UAPA

The UN has sought probe into civilian killings in Jammu and Kashmir’s Hyderpora and called on the security forces and armed groups to exercise restraint.

Omicron Cases Spike: 21 Countries That Recorded New Covid-19 Variant

Omicron Cases Spike: 21 Countries That Recorded New Covid-19 Variant

South Africa, the first nation where the virus variant was detected, has reported 77 cases of Omicron so far, prompting travel bans across the world.

Man United, IPL Big Boys, Sydney Sixers Enter UAE T20 League

Man United, IPL Big Boys, Sydney Sixers Enter UAE T20 League

Lancer Capital has made its first-ever historic foray into cricket by acquiring a franchise in the UAE T20 league. The ECB has already roped in IPL teams like MI, DC and KRR.

Five Powerful Indian-Americans Rocking Silicon Valley, Parag Agrawal Latest Addition

Five Powerful Indian-Americans Rocking Silicon Valley, Parag Agrawal Latest Addition

As Parag Agrawal becomes the CEO of Twitter, the Indian diaspora's representation in the tech giants of America, especially the companies in Silicon Valley gets a new badge.

Advertisement